How to Charge Your Apple TV Remote: A Step-by-Step Guide

Connect one end of a Lightning cable to the Lightning port on the bottom of the Siri Remote. Connect the other end of the cable to a computer USB port or to an Apple USB power adapter (sold separately). The Siri Remote takes about three hours to fully charge.

If you own an Apple TV remote, then you know how essential it is to keep it charged. In this post, we’ll guide you through the charging process for all three generations of Apple TV remotes.

The first step is to make sure that your Apple TV remote needs to be charged. You should see a notification on your TV when the battery needs to be recharged. Alternatively, you can check by going to your Settings, then Remotes and Devices and Remote.

Once you’ve determined that your remote needs charging, it’s time to charge it. For the first-generation black remote and the second-generation remote, there is a lightning port at the bottom for charging. For the third-generation remote, which was released in 2022, there is a USBC port.

For the first and second-generation remotes, Apple includes a USB to lightning cable in the package. If you don’t have the cable, you can purchase it separately. Simply plug in the cable and charge the remote. It should take about three hours to fully charge, and you can use it while it’s being charged.

For the third-generation remote, you’ll need to purchase a USBC to USBC cable and a USBC plug separately, as they are not included in the package. If you already have these, you can use them to charge your remote. If not, we recommend purchasing them to make the charging process smoother.

In conclusion, charging your Apple TV remote is a straightforward process. Make sure to keep your remote charged to avoid any interruptions in your binge-watching session.


How do I know if Apple TV remote is charging?
If your Siri Remote is charging, the icon to the right of Remote will have a lightning bolt in it. If not, a bar inside the battery symbol will show its relative charge level. The Battery Level item on this screen shows the exact charge percentage of your Apple TV remote.
Can you charge Apple TV remote with phone charger?
The 4th generation and 4K Apple TVs come with the required cable (Lightning to USB) to charge the Siri/Apple remote. It is yes the same one used with an iPhone, you can plug the remote into an iPhone charger or a usb port on your TV if it has one.
Why is my Apple remote not charging?
If you suspect that your battery is not charging, make sure that: Your charger and cable is working. Make sure that all connections are secure. Make sure that your power outlet is working.